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Ese Oruru, the girl-child and a nation’s shame

Ese Oruru, the girl-child and a nation’s shame

Three different incidents in the last week cast, poignantly, in bold relief the plight of the girl-child in Nigeria. Thanks to The Punch newspaper which launched the #FreeEse, #JusticeforEse campaign and the civil society groups that took up the fight in a spirited manner. With the outrage and outcry that followed, within 72 hours, this […]

Olajumoke Orisaguna: The Nigerian Cinderella

Olajumoke Orisaguna: The Nigerian Cinderella

About three weeks ago, 27-year old Olajumoke Orisaguna was a complete unknown on the streets of Lagos, hawking bread.  A loaf of bread is about N100, and even with a full tray such as she carried in her first public embrace of fame, her whole ware for a day may not be more than N3,000, […]